Memoirs Movie

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Memoirs Movie

Post by Karioannah » Wed 03.08.2006 3:34 pm

I am not sure if this is off-topic, so I put it here to be safe.**

Okay, I've read the book Memoirs (sp?) of a Geisha, and absolutley fell in love. But I a not sure if I want o see the movie. Can anyone tell me if it is worth it?
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Post by AJBryant » Wed 03.08.2006 4:22 pm

I would rather have root canal with a hand-held Dremel drill and a cold chisel and no Novacaine than see "Memoirs of a Geisha."

How's that for a historian's take?


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Post by Karioannah » Fri 03.10.2006 3:44 pm

Uhm...thank you. Is it really that bad...I mea...besides a chinese cast in a Japanese movie...
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Post by AJBryant » Fri 03.10.2006 6:13 pm

Everything I've read about it is barfworthy.

Of course, if you only know >abit< about Japanese history and Japan, you might like it.


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Post by ashitaka » Sat 03.11.2006 12:25 am

I heard it was a good movie, but it had many mistakes (cast history acuracy).
if you dont mind that it would be a good movie, however if you like history you will most likely hate it.

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Post by WacKostRacKo » Wed 03.15.2006 2:10 pm

Has there ever been a movie about that actually is correct? They are all dressed up and/or changed to be more cinemagraphic(sp?). So dont take anything you see in the cinema as fact.

ps... Especially Last Samurai, it lasted 40 seconds before making a complete tits up.
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Post by SpeedWolf » Fri 03.17.2006 4:21 am

Well to be fair, I thought the set design was amazing for actually not leaving America. And...you know...Zhang Ziyi is really attractive--despite not actually being Japanese.

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Post by keatonatron » Fri 03.17.2006 9:15 am

SpeedWolf wrote:
And...you know...Zhang Ziyi is really attractive--despite not actually being Japanese.


I love statements like this.

I visited China on a tour from Japan (and so there were Japanese people with us). We went to some goverment-run store of some sort, and there a Chinese employee asked one of the Japanese girls "Are you Chinese?" The girl replied "No, I'm Japanese..." and the employee said "Oh, but you're so pretty!"
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Post by nikonikoniko » Fri 03.17.2006 2:04 pm

Ah, so that's the real source of conflict between the Chinese and Japanese! Both countries have tried to copyright beauty, and each consider the other to be in violation of that copyright. :D

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Post by SpeedWolf » Fri 03.17.2006 3:27 pm

I didn't mean it like that :(

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Post by BLACKCHILD090 » Fri 03.17.2006 3:34 pm

i'm not sure what y'all are talking about but i just start reading the book memoirs and it one of the best books ever read as soon as i finish im going to rent the movie

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Post by keatonatron » Fri 03.17.2006 10:20 pm

SpeedWolf wrote:
I didn't mean it like that :(


I know you didn't. And I know that Chinese girl didn't mean Japanese people can't be beautiful, but that's why those statements are so funny! They inadvertantly sound so blatantly racist or something... :D

(Don't worry, yours wasn't very bad)

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Post by SpeedWolf » Sat 03.18.2006 1:50 am

Hahaha ohhhh okay! I gotcha.
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